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Politics and Governance of Global Infrastructure

In a highly connected global civilization, technological infrastructures link a variety of persons, societies, policies and economies worldwide. Often simply taken for granted, they provide the basis for the operation of global political processes, underpin institutions and structure social relations in today’s world. Global infrastructures are key elements of modern, globalized International Relations, functioning as instruments, arenas of competition and in some cases actants in times of global technological and social transformation.

This interdisciplinary research project employs a variety of methods and theoretical approaches to analyze the political varieties and conflicts regarding infrastructures from the every-day-level up to international security policy. At the same time, it will carry out research on the impacts of new and emerging infrastructures in order to articulate strategic options for improving international negotiations, multi-stakeholder cooperation and more effective forms of governance.




Prof. Dr. Maximilian Mayer

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